Facial Recognition and its helpful implications

Facial recognition is the new way of authenticating access in the world of artificial intelligence. Interestingly the idea and implementation of facial recognition took complete control of the smartphone market by easing the process of unlocking the phone to paying the bills.

Today, we have very high-quality facial recognition solutions powered by machine learning and deep learning to ease the process with speed and precision. The Face ID scanners of Apple devices and other smartphones is the new way of unlocking by just looking at your screen.


Tech giants like Apple claims that Face ID is way secure than fingerprint unlock and it’s also 100x easy and fast. Fingerprint scanners cannot always work well especially when your fingers are oily or wet. But, the facial recognition system works even when you’re wearing a sunglass (though it doesn’t work with masks).

The probability of breaking a facial recognition scanner is comparatively less, so several organizations and even government-run firms are slowly implementing facial recognition systems to power up the process.

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Coronavirus pandemic has really pushed the facial recognition system to its maximum. One of the major reasons why airports around the world started a facial check-in system is simply to avoid touching the surface and spreading a virus that is too contagious.

When technology allows citizens to safely authenticate their identity by simply showing their faces, the process is taking a giant leap forward adapting the latest technologies as well as avoiding risks of spreading viruses.

Concerns are also spreading around the world about data privacy, especially when face of millions of people are stored in a database owned by both private firms as well as government organizations, but the system doesn’t work if storage never happens or else innovative solutions should be introduced with strict regulations to monitor the usage of such sensitive data.

Fortunately, the system is in place and it’s helping the world in a positive manner. The future of facial recognition technology is promising, but the question of privacy still remains. Only time will tell us the answer.